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WEDNESDAY. MAY 6, 1896.
National Republican, St.Louis, Tues
day, June 1G.
Democratic, Chicago, Tuesday July 7.
Populist, SLLouia, Wednesday, July 22.
Free Silver, St Louis, Wednesday,
Prohibitionist, Pittsburg, Tuesday,
Wittow Spuinos, the big distillery at
Omaha, went into oieration Monday,
working about fifty hands. The prop
erty is accounted worth S300,000.
Is the interval SG11.000 of idle money
in the permanent school fund remains
-uninvested and is bringing no income
whatever to the schools of the state.
Would such a disgraceful policy in con
nection with the schools have for a mo
ment been tolerated anywhere else?
The mill company at West Point was
ordered by the supreme court to open a
fish way through their dam, but now a
rehearing has been ordered, and the
people above West Point are getting
tired, having for years been deprived of
the use of fish in the Elkhorn river for
years by that company. So says the
The call has been issued for the re
publican state convention at Lincoln,
Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a. in., for the
purpose of nominating governor, lieutenant-governor,
secretary of state,
auditor, treasurer, superintendent of
public instruction, attorney - general,
commissioner public lands and build
ings, judges of the supreme court one
for two, one for four years, one regent
of state university to till vacancy, eight
presidential electors. Tho total num
ber of delegates is 1,0.77; Platte county
is entitled to 11, Polk 9, Merrick 10,
Butler 14, Nance 8, Boone 11, Madison
15, Stanton 6, Colfax 8. The central
committee recommend that no proxies
be admitted to the convention.
Now that the presidential campaign is
at a lull in Nebraska, the state campaign
will le interesting, more or less, to the
aspirants for office, of whom there are
quite a large number. Meiklejohn's
early announcement of his candidacy for
governor seems to have had the efTect of
stirring the political ambitiou of several
men who doubtless think they are full
surely as good as the genial congress
man from this district. Every Nebraska
county could furnish a good governor in
case of necessity, and it is little wonder
that there are so many candidates for the
honor. The same could be said of every
other office to be filled, ami the only
wonder is that there are not at least two
candidates in every county for a state
office, lint then Nebraskans, as a rule,
are not very anxious to serve as officials,
enjoying personal liberty rather than ser
vitude to the public. However, the am
bition to serve their fellow citizens, hon
estly and fairly in the general interest, is
laudable, and is to be encouraged so long
as office-holding does not destroy or mar
Basalt of Their Baalacea Impreweaaeat aad
Great Trade Revival.
The total number of business failures
in the United States during the first
three months of 1896 was 4,512, by co
incidence exactly 700 more than in the
like quarter last year, an increase of
almost one-fifth. The only preceding
quarter in which the total number of
failures 'was as large as 4,000 -was in
1885, immediately following the panic
of 1884, when the total was 4,050. In
no like quarter before or since has the
number of failures been as large as in
the past three months, although in the
first quarter of 1894 there were nearly
4,000 business failures reported 8,969
compared with which tho increase
daring the past quarter is about one
ninth. The most unfavorable feature of the
report concerning the quarter's failures
ia the relatively heavy increase of lia
bilities compared with gain in number
of embarrassments. Thus, while the in
crease in the latter is 18 per cent as
compared with the first quarter of 1895
and about 11 percent compared with
the first quarter of 1894, total liabili
ties, aggregating $62,513,000, are about
80 per cent larger than in the corre
sponding period one year ago and 27
per cent larger than in the like period
two years ago. No corresponding period
daring the previous 15 years has pre
sented so large a total of liabilities as
that, the statistics for which are now
Made public. In the first quarter of
1885, when there were only 4.050 fail
ures, total liabilities amounted to $41,
464,000, nearly one-third less.
The western states show an increase
of the number of failures of more than
45 per cent, 1,205 compared with 830 a
year ago, but with respect to liabilities
the increase there is more than 200 per
cent, $16,905,000 as compared with $5,
886,000. The states of New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware re
port 1,080 business failures against 910
a year ago, an increase of only 13 per
cent, bat they furnish $21,108,000 of
indebtedness for the first quarter of
189$ against $17,445,000 in the like
quarter of last year, an increase of 24
1 The tariff should be uppermost in er
ery loyal American's mind these days.
Barley 12 to 16 cents per bushel in
North Dakota ought to bring tears to
the eye of the hardest hearted free
Index. Portland (N. D.) Republican.
AN EXPLOSION REDUCES A BIG
BLOCK TO A PILE OF DEBRIS.
Mi Kaewa te Be Killed Scene ef Other
Iajared Gasoline Causes the Terrible
IHeaater Men, Wonts aad Chlldre
Flawed Dowa by Timbers.
Cincinnati, May 5. This city and
Ticinity has been greatly excited over
the explosion of a large tank of gaso
line which completely demolished the
5-story building at 430 and 43? Walnut
street at 8 o'clock last night. After the
explosion the wildest reports were cur
rent as to the loss ofr life. Before mid
night it was known that six were killed
and 18 injureu, but the work of remov
ing the debris had proceeded so slowly
that the general estimate of the killed
and wounded greatly exceeded this
number. The building seemed to have
collapsed in such a manner that the
pile of debris was covered by the tin
roof, and after several hours it was
found that the only way to rescue the
victims was to remove the immense
mass of brick and timber. Accordingly
workmen were put at it, as many of
them as could work on it. The debris
was being shoveled by one force out
into tho street and into the rear alley
and all available teams were secured for
another force of men to load it up and
get it out of the way. This was found
to be the only practical means of reach
ing those who were on the lower floors.
All those who have been rescued were
on the upper floors, except some who
were thrown out into the street. While
this work was going on, holes were cut
through the foundations of adjacent
buildings and debris was taken out.
Three lives were saved by persons being
rescued in that manner. It is thought
that others will bo saved by these holes
through the basement walls of the ad
The family of Adolph Drachs suffered
most severely. Drachs and his 5-year-old
daughter are dead and his 3-year-old
boy is believed to be dying. Noland
Davitt, a traveling man for the Colum
bia Carriage company of Hamilton, O.,
and three others, unidentified, complete
the list of those known to be dead.
Sid Johnson, barkeeper, arm broken;
Billy Cook, waterworks employe, arm
broken; Barbara Huttleson, leg broken;
Harry Harwick, waterworks employe,
cut on the head; Fred Healy, arm and
shoulder hurt, Motormau Stoffel, Joseph
Sprague, porter; Conductor Follard,
William Lauth, William Loheide, H. E.
Hunwick, bookkeeper; S. S. Wells,
clerk; W. D. Orosdey, paperhauger;
Willard E. Cook, clerk; J. D. Ward,
race horse man of Teledo.
Among the mi.ssing who are believed
to be in the ruins are: K. A. Fricke of
Norwood, Joseph Worthuer, barkeeper;
Louis Fey, wife and baby, also two ser
vant girls in the families of Fey and
A most touching scene occurred when
Fireman John McCarthy found his
brother pinioned under a heavy beam
and begging the men above to kill him.
McCarthy said there were three other
men near him and they were alive. The
most heroic efforts to liberate these suf
ferers were made.
Whole City Shaken.
The shock was so terrific that it was
felt all over the city and not one brick
upon another is left in the front and
rear walls of the building, while the ad
jacent buildings are badly damaged and
gie glass iu the windows in the Gibson
ouse and the large Johnsou building
across the street are all broken. The
glass was broken out of street cars that
were passing at the time and one of the
cars was badly wrecked, but none of the
passengers were seriously hurt. All the
horses in the immediate neighborhood
broke from their fastenings and ran
away, and there was not only intense
excitement, but the greatest confusion.
HOLMES N EARING HEMP.
Execution of the Whole Sale Mardarer
Will Occur Thursday Morning.
Philadelphia. May 5. H. H. Holmes,
the convicted murderer, has only two
more days to live. Sheriff Clement says
the execution will occur about 10
o'clock on Thursday morning. The
sheriff asserts that there will be no sen
sational scene on the gallows. If
Holmes has anything to say it may be
said from the cell. About 50 persons,
including officials and newspaper men,
will witness tho hanging, although
thousands are straining every nerve to
be present and as high as $300 has been
offered for a single ticket. The prophecy
that Holmes would cheat the gallows
by committing suicide has no promise
of fulfillment. Strict watch is kept up
on him but he seems docile and re
signed. Whether or not his apparent
contrition is genuine or whether he will
die a convert to the Roman Catholic,
faith is largely a matter of conjecture.
Warren Fisher Ia Dead.
Boston, May 2. Warren Fisher, who
came into prominence in 1876 through
his connection with the investigation
of the charges directed at James 6.
Blaine, is dead.
Severe Drouth In India.
Simla, May 2. The distress, owing
to the drouth in the northwest prov
inces, is unexampled. It is estimated
that 200,000 persons are employed on
Yean- Corbett Defeats Zelgler.
Sax Francisco, May 2. George
Green, better known as "Young Cor
bett," got the decision over Owen Zeig
ler in a 10-round contest in this city.
Louisville After Ward.
Louisville, Ky., May 2. John M.
Ward, the baseball player, has been of
fered $5,000 to manage the Louisville
club, both oL and on the field.
Timothy Anglia Is Dead.
Toronto, Ont., May 4. Timothy
AngUn, an ex-speaker of the Dominion
house of commons, is dead.
Allen Arraira the Old Parties.
Washington, May 1. The senate
spent another day on the naval appro
priation bill without completing it. Mr.
Gorman further opposed the item of
four battleships and expressed the opin
ion that the appropriations already
made would consume the balance in the
treasury. A determination of the num
ber of battleships has not yet oeen
reached. Mr. Chandler has proposed
substituting 30 large and fast torpedo
gunboats for two of the battleships.
Mr. White spoke of the need of coast
defenses before farther naval vessels
were built, and Mr. Allen made a
speech of three hours, arraigning the
two old parries.
WiU Move Okibm'i Remains.
Washington, May 2. Arrangements
have been made for the removal of the
remains of ex-Secretary Gresham from
their present resting place in Oakwoud
cemetery, Chicago, to Arlington ceme
tery this city.
Day of Sensational Debate.
Washington, May 2. The debate in
the senate yesterday was of a dramatic
and eensaiiona rhamlor TwWllinrT tha
IfAaos JbgaUs-Voorhees contest of
osae years ago. Senator Tillman again
brought his unique personality it to the
debate, his speech being tho first of any
length since his memorable maiden
effort attacking public officials, high
and low. While he spoke the silver
pitchfork recently presented to hint in
the west was conspicuously displayed on
his scarf. The senator used the blunt
words characteristic of his utterances,
arraigning the president and cabinet
officers with uuspuiiug criticism and
personal invective. He also addressed
himself personally to Mr. Hill and Mr.
Sherman and drew from t ae former sev
eral sharp rejoiuers, while Mr. Sherman
declined to be brought into a' contro
versy with the South Carolina senator.
Tote ror Two Battleahlna,
Washington, May 2. The senate has
adopted the amendment of Senator Gor
man to the naval bill, reducing the num
ber of battleships from four to two by
a vote of yeas, 31; nays, 27.
Refuse Alaska a Delegate.
Washington', May 2. -The house to
day, by a vote of CO to 44, refused to
pass a bill to give Alaska a delegate in
congress. It passed the bill to authorize
the free importation of foreign exhibits
for the Nashville centennial exposition.
Seed Question Again,
Washington, May . Representative
Baker of New Hampshire introduced in
the house a concurrent resolution pro
viding for an investigation of the 1- ie
purchase of seeds by Secretary Morton.
Too Many Torpedo Beats.
Washington, May 3. The Chandler
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill providing for 20 torpedo boats was
defeated by the Fenate today.
Three Go To I aciflc Coast.
Washington, May 3. An amendment
to the naval bill for building three tor
pedo boats on the Pacific coast was
agreed to in the senate.
Senate Discusses the Bond Issae.
Washington, May 5. The outlined
program for the senate procedure this
week was shattered iu yesterday's ses
sion by two unexpected motions. When
the intended action to consider the
river and harbor bill was attempted, it
was antagonized by a motion by Turpie
to consider the Dupout election case.
Mitchell, with considerable display ot
feeling, sought to prevent this coutf e,
but by a yea and nay vote, resulting 32
to 31, the senate decided to take up the
Dupout case. Later an agreement was
effected to postpone the matter until
the river and harbor bill was passed,
the final vote in the election case to be
taken two days after consideration was
begun. The unfinished business came
up in the form of the bond investigation
resolution. Mr. Peffer refused to far
ther delay the matter and his motion to
proceed with the resolution was upheld
by 39 to 28, thus displacing the river
and harbor bill. Mr. Hill thereupon
took the floor and spoke until adjourn
ment. MAKING WAR ON AMERICAN HORSES
German Dealers Unite To Break Dowa
Washington, May 3. United States
Consul Keenan at Bremen, in a report
to the department of state npou the im
portation of American horses into Ger
many, says that while this business has
attained great proportions, it is greatly
hampered by many underhand opera
tions inspired by the local horse dealers,
who have united to break down the
American competition. Mr. Keenan
tells in detail of many of these practices
and shows how, although the people
much prefer the American horses to
those supplied from Austria and Russia,
so many obstructions have been inter
posed as to seriously check the develop
ment of the business. Last year no less
than 10,000 American horses were
brought into Germany. The imperial
government has taken note of the
charges of unhealthfulness preferred
against these horses and has prescribed
a rigid inspection of the stock upon en
tering the country.
Commissioner Seymour's Report.
Washington, May 5. The report of
Commissioner of Patents John S. Sey
mour for the year ending Dec. 31, 1695,
was submitted to congress yesterday. It
shows that aggregate receipts from all
sources during the year were $1,245,
247; expenditures, f 1,084,496. In every
year since 1861 there has been a surplus
over all expenditures. During the year
there were issued 21,998 pateuts and de-
Seaator Palmer Per Orator.
Washington, May 3. The program
of exercises for the unveiling of the
statute of General Hancock here on
the 12th insr. has been completed.
President Cleveland will preside aid
possibly may make a few introduce rf
remarks. Senator Palmer of Illinois
will be the orator of the day.
SWITCHING CHARGES RESTORED.
Decision Handed Down by the Clrcnlt
Coart of Appeals.
Chicago, May 5. The 2 switching
charge at the stock yards has been re
stored by the Santa Fe road, whose re
ceivers were enjoined by Judge Gross
cup from collecting it. The right to
charge was affirmed by the United
States circuit court of appeals. The
yards are declared to be independent of
the railroads and are not to be consid
ered as freight stations of the roads that
connect with them. The Buit was
brought by Wilson T. Keenan, and 37
other shippers followed him with inter
vening petitions. He shipped four car
loads of cattle to Chicago from Kansas
City. He paid the yards 92 switching
charges under protest and then applied
to the court for an injunction. He set
up the plea that his waybill called for
the delivery of the cattle at the Chicago
station of the railroad. He asserted
that there was no station for cattle on
the line of the Santa Fe other than the
stock yards. The road claimed the
yards were not a station.
SOUTH DAKOTA SOAKED.
Nearly Eight Inches of Rata Has FaUea.
Sioux Falls, May 3. South Dakota
never before came up to the first of May
so wet, bedraggled and happy. For the
last two weeks rain has been falling
daily throughout the state and the soil
is wet in many places to the depth of
five feet. All the depressions are filled
with water, the creeks are high, the
lakes are filling op, the wells contain
more water than in years, and the
grain, though sown late, is farther ad
vanced than usual at this time. The
rainfall at this point for April was 5.91
inches, making 7.76 since March I.
This is just about three times the pre
cipitation for the two months last year.
Senator Hale's Residence Burned.
Ellsworth, Me., May 3. "The
Pines," the summer residence of United
States Senator Hale, with all its con
tents, was destroyed by fire this morn
ing. The loss will probably reach $50,
000. It is thought the fire was the work
of an incendiary.
Barrity Calls a Meeting.
Philadelphia, May 5. Chairman
Harrity has called a meeting of the sub
committee of the Democratic national
committee, to be held at the Hotel Well
ington, Chicago, Friday, May tt.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
Death or William Dixon.
Pierce, Neb., May 5. William Dixon,
one of the pioneers of Pierce county,
died in this city,' aged 56.
Lincoln, May 2. Tho intercollegiate
debate between Kansas and Nebraska
was decided in favor of Nebraska.
Receiver for BiaUac Company.
CHadbox, May 2. A. A. Record was
appointed receiver of the Chadron Bank
ing company, which closed its doors
some days ago.
Dr. Warfield Reaches Omaha.
Omaha., May 3. Rev. John A. War
field, D. D. of Brockton, Mass., the
newly appointed pastor of the First
Congregational church has arrived.
Short Fifty Thousand.
Lincoln, May 2. Tho examination
of the county treasurer's office has been
completed. The total- amount for
which the bondsmen for the two terms
are liable is $50,000.
Nebraska Irrljr-.t'.ou Fair.
North Platte, j .. At a meeting
of the board of managers of the Ne
braska Irrigation fair it was decided to
give tho first annual fair at North
Platte Oct. ii to 15, inclusive.
I Catting City Salaries.
Beatrice, Neb., May 1. An ordi
i nauco was introduced at the council
! meetiuc which contemnlates the reduc
tion of all salaries of city employes from
20 to 40 per cent except those of council
men. Saloon at I'laltsuiouth Singed.
Plattsmouth, Neb., May 2. Tho sa
loon of J. V. Egeuberger'was discovered
to be on fire. The lire department suc
ceeded in saving tho building, but the
saloon stock and fixtures were damaged
to the extent of $2,800.
Horse Thief Gets Nine Year.
Gretna, Neb., May 1. Edward
Wyle, tho horse thief who escaped from
the officers hore Sunday niyht, was re
captured near La Ph.. to. At Papillion
he pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to
nine years iu tho penitentiary.
Dr. Slackny Is .Exonerated.
Lincoln. May 4. (Jove.nor Holcomb
announced his Huttings in the Norfolk
asylum investigatiou. lie attributes
the charges, in the main, to partisan
bias, and declines to ask for tho resigna
tion of Dr. Mackay, the superintendent.
Captured at Quincy.
York, Neb., May 2. Word was re
ceived here from the chief of police of
Quincy, Ills., that two men answering
the description of Kiugeu and Wiuue
gar, who broke jail here on the morn
ing of April 15, had been arrested in
Uncle on tho Kaclc.
Beatrice, May 2. The case of D. H.
Lingle. charged with shooting at his
wife with intent to kill, was called in
Judge Eulow's court and continued to
May 8. Tho case has attracted consid
erable attention on account of the prom
inence of the family.
Contest Over Water Rights.
Chadron, Neb., May 2. What prom
ises to be tho largest and most fiercely
contested suit in northwestern Nebras
ka was filed by C. J. Grable, contesting
the water rights of all parties in the
county using water from White river,
except the one controlled by himself.
There are over 50 defendants.
Photographers Elect Officers.
Omaha, May 2. The state photogra
phers' association elected the follow
ing officers: D. Webster Curry, Ne
braska City, president; A. II. Corbett,
first vice president; J. Leschinsky, Grand
Island, second vice president; W. P.
Fritz, Fremont, secretary; A. Smith,
treasurer. The nest annual convention
will be held in Omaha.
Frize Fight at Lincoln.
Lincoln, May 4. Two hundred peo
ple went out to Cushman park to wit
ness the prize fight between Marian
Mclntyre of this city and "Swipes, "the
newsboy of Kausas City. TheJight was
lively while it lasted, but vas made
short by the decision of the referee in
giving it to Mclntyre in the third round
on a foul.
Drinks Concon: rated Lye.
Nebraska City, May 5. The little 2-year-old
sou of J. P. Hilt came very
near dying yesterday from tho effects
of a quantity of concentrated lye which
he had drank. Mrs. Hilt had put the
lye in a cup and placed it on the table.
While she was out of tho room the lit
tle boy became thirsty and drank it. A
doctor was immediately called and after
working with him several hours pro
nounced hiin out of danger.
Cadahys Close Their Chicago Plant.
South Omaha, May 2. The Cudahy
Packing company notified General Man
ager Babcock of the Union Stock Yards
company that it had closed its Chicago
sheep slaughtering establishment as
well as the cattle house and have trans
ferred the entire sheep business to the
South Omaha house. Commencing
Monday, the Cudahy company will be
prepared to slaughter 1,000 sheep a day
here, provided that number cau bo had.
Terminal Charge Abolished.
South Omaha, May 3. Commencing
May 1 all terminal charges on live stock
shipments to this point are removed, and
also all charges for switching, unload
ing and loading stock were abolished.
This action on the part of tho railroads
and the Union Stock Yards company
means thousands of dollars to the pro
ducers of the west, and it also will
bring to South Omaha thousands of
heads of various kinds of stock which
would continuo to go to other markets
were it not for the complete abolition of
charges of this character. These changes
in connection with the closing of certain
killing departments in the packing dis
trict of Chicago, means higher prices,
heavier packing and a broader field of
operations than South Omaha has ever
Beaten to Death.
Perry, O. T., May 3. At McKinney,
a small town 10 miles north of here,
George R. McKinney, who owned most
of the town and was a cowboy aud
preacher from Texas, also- postmaster
and justice of the peace, was beaten to
death by Sidney Roberts, William Hook
and William Jones. A dispute over
land is believed to have actuated the
deed and it is suspected also that money
was taken from the corpse.
Texas Popalists Select Delegates.
Texabkana, Ark., May 3. The Pop
ulists of the Fourth Texas congressional
district selected eight delegates, headed
by "Cyclone" Davis, to the national
convention at St. Louis. They were in
structed to stand squarely on the Omaha
platform. "A congressional candidate
will be named in August.
Yeteraa Driver Dohle Dead.
Chicago, May 8. News was received
in Chicago today of the death in Phila
delphia of William H. Doble, the oldest
driver of trotters in the world, and the
father of a family of reinsmen, chief
among whom is Budd Doble, who has
driven two different horses to the cham
pion trotting record.
OUR FLAG ON THE SEA
AMERICAN MERCANTILE MARINE
DiaerlaaiaaUac Datiee Iknttai Oar Shipping-
to Be Restored Will Cover Oeeaa
With Stars and Stripes Senator TIM
Senator Ellrins of 'West Virginia is
making a good fight for the enactment
of a shipping law that shall discrimi
nate in favor of the shipping interests of
the United States. Senator Elkins is a
stalwart protectionist, and he is ready
to support any measure that will be
beneficial to American interests, wheth
er of tho factory, the farm or of com
merce. The West Virginia senator is equally
in earnest with respect to the bill which
he introduced early in the session, the
object of which was to restore the dis
criminating policy as enacted by former
legislation of congress, by which Amer
ican ships carrying goods imported
from foreign ports are to be given on
advantage over ships owned and sailed
by foreigners. This policy is in line
with tho best protection to American
shipping, which is certainly entitled to
every fair advantage that can be given
by the laws of an American congress.
Senator Elkins' bill is still quietly
sleeping in the pigeonholes of the com
mittee on commerce, and although that
committee is presided over by so good a
friend ot American shipping as is Sena
tor Frye of Maine there does not appear
to bo any prospect of the bill being re
ported and favorably considered during
the remaining few days of this session.
Like tho revenue bill and similar meas
ures that are designed to givo more and
better protection to American interests
from tho tremendous competition to
which they are subjected by the cheap
labor and low standard of living in the
old world, the shipping bill most wait
until the senators become awakened to a
realizing sense of the duty of the hour.
It is creditable to Senator Elkins,
however, that in the face of the discour
agements of the times he continues his
fight for all protective measures, and
that ho promises to stir up the senate
before the present session is ended with
some vigorous talk and work for the
shipping bill and discriminating duties
in favor of our shipping.
The history of such discriminating
duties, the levying of a 10 per cent addi
tional duty on goods imported from for
eign countries when they are brought in
hero in foreign ships gives so much evi
dence of the beneficent effects of that
policy upon our shipping that it would
seem that a mere reference to it should
arouse even the Republican members of
the United States senate. Every time
that policy was tried it resulted in splen
didly stimulating the American mer
chant marine. During the periods when
the discriminating duties were enforced
our shipping interests were materially
revived, and the abandonment of the
policy was promptly followed by a cor
responding decline in our shipping in
terests. After more than half a century of do
nothing policy and the competition of
I the heavily subsidized shipping lines of
lurcjgu uuuiuiie.t mat uit: aggressive iu
their contests for trade, the result has
been that American ships ore carrying
only 11 per cent of our foreign trade.
Under the policy of protection to our
manufacturing industries and in spite
of the vicious and unrelenting opposi
tion of the free trade party, our indus
tries have thrived and prospered until
the present blight of the free trade ad
ministration. But, even during those
years of continuous protection to do
mestic industries, the American ship
ping interests were denied one of the
simplest and safest means of securing
protective advantages by the adop
tion of a policy that would also afford
additional protection to American in
dustries and put more money in the
treasury, where it is new so greatly
We wish Senator Elkins success in
his battle for more protection to Ameri
can shipping. He is so true a friend to
protection to all our industries that his
labors in behalf of oar shipping inter
ests cannot but result in good fruits at
no distant day. And the sooner the bet
ter. The policy he advocates is dis
tinctly American in idea and spirit In
results also it would bo distinctly of
American advantage. Thoreforoweneed
it And the more legislation of a sim
ilar character that we can place upon
oar statute books the better it will be
for the United States.
More Reciprocity Wanted.
The Commercial Milling company of
Detroit said, "Reciprocity would give
the fanner better prices for his wheat
and create more markets, and at the
same time be a feather in the cap of
the politician who will bring it about. "
Campaign Soar of the Patriot.
In all the om world we've no neighbor
That pays better money for labor,
Where life's more protected
And labor respected.
Than do our brave United States.
All bail that glad day when each nation
Shall triumph in high arbitration;
When war, so much dreaded.
With peace shall be wedded,
And freedom shall reign over all!
'Tia not smitten Cuba we're craving,
Nor frozen Ellas we're aavlng.
The right we're defending.
Against wrong contending.
With freedom we'll triumph or fall.
Our country is rich in resources.
Like seas rivers roll in their courses.
We've wool and fine cotton
As anywhere gotten
And metals of value untold.
The problem attempted by sages
And failed in republican ages
Has found a solution
In our constitution
Upheld by a nation supreme.
Hurrah for our chief's nomination!
He'll suffer no strange domination ;
Our honor maintain.
Our credit sustain
And lead as to glory and fame.
T. B. Weaver.
Senator Thnrstoa's Glowing Tribute to
Hon. J. M. Thurston, United States
senator of Nebraska, at the McKinley
mass meeting in Philadelphia on April
"I do not conceive that in the present
issue or the present campaign we are
limited in our choice to any question
of state boundaries. I have lived in the
western part of this country for years,
where the argument of the free trader
and the Populist and the Democrat and
the demagogue has been an attempt to
array one section of the country against
the other, where at the threshold of ev
ery farmhouse has stood the demagogue
to point ont to the tillers of the soil that
the men of Pennsylvania were reaping
the benefits of protection, and that the
humble toilers on the plains should rise
up against the people of Pennsylvania.
''In the face of this storm, and in ad
versity and defeat, I have stood with
others and have said to them that my
state of Nebraska put one star in the
flag of the Union and that Pennsyl
vania put another, that when they took
their places in that flag they were no
longer the stars of Pennsylvania or the
stars of Nebraska, but were the stars of
felfrll'tld ft? grandest nation on
the face of the earth.
"And I am hero to assure you, too, that
over that broad domain where tho free
trader has traveled in pairs with the free
silver advocate the people are as one on
the money question, as upon the question
of the American protective tariff system.
I am also here to tell you that we are
not only sound upon the great principles
of American protection, but we by a
unanimous voice I know whereof I
speak by a unanimous voice from every j
zarmnouse oi every western state, from
good Republicans and protectionists,
stand united on a solid vote in the na
tional convention for William McKin
ley. "I stand here tonight to advocate in
my humble way the claims of a presi
dential nominee, of that man who is
peerless above all others, who ia sun
shine and in storm has stood as the ad
vocate of that one principle which has
been the foundation of prosperity
every American home, high or low, that
prosperity which is the privilege of ev
ery American hearthstone, every Amer
ican man, every American woman, ev
ery American child. "
APPEAL TO CONGRESS.
Vanatera Want Increased Protection
5! -3MS! ??
increased protection for their hay. Thou
sands of petitions have been in circula
tion in the country in the past few
weeks, signed by hundreds of thousands
of farmers, asking congress to increase
the duty on hay because of the enormous
increase in the importations of hay,
mostly from Canada, since the repeal of
the McKinley law. The rate of duty on
hay under the McKinley tariff was $4
per ton. In the year following tho enact
ment of that law the importations of
hay dropped from 125,000 tons to 29,
000 tons. The Wilson law reduced the
duty to $2 per ton and the result has
been an enormous increase in the impor
tations of ha'.
The amount of hay brought into tho
country since the enactment of the Wil
son law has been more than double what
it was in the corresponding length of
time under the McKinley law. The offi
cial figures for tho first 17 mouths of the
Wilson law show a total importation of
373,860 tons of hay, against 140,083
tons in the last 17 mouths of the McKin
ley law. This is an increase of 233,773
tons. It will thus be seen that the im
portations under the new law by reason
of the reduction in the tariff rates have
increased more than 150 per cent, and
that nearly $2,000,000, which would
otherwise have gouo to tho farmers of
the United States, have left the country
for the benefit of foreign farmers.
X Kays oa X Koade.
The "Condition' That Prevails.
The closing down of the print works
in this city means a good deal to a con
siderable number of the inhabitants of
Lowell, and taken in connection with
the fact that the duty on print cloths
was reduced more than 25 per cent by
the Democratic tariff it makes a very
tangible argument in favor of just pro
tection to American industries which
nobody can fail to understand. Lowell
is not alone in suffering for tho folly of
the national Democratic party, for the
same condition prevails wherever there
are industries which could bo reached
by the mischievous tiukeriug of the
tariff reformers in the Fifty-third con
gress. Lowell (Mass. ) Mail.
Watch tho Returns.
The observing American citizen, keep
ing one eye on the treasury returns dur
ing the next six months and the other on
the swelling tide for protection that is
rolling over the country, will wonder if
the treasury balance will hold out until
a president and a congress are installed
for protection and revenue.
The Democratic Tarlflf of a Hundred Mil
lion Deficit la Two Years.
The treasury receipts during ihe 19
months of the Gorman law. which end
ed March 31, were $481,423,501 ; the
expenditures were $.157,581,385; the
deficiency was $76,257,515.
The receipts of the McKinley law in
its first 19 months were $566,914,004;
the expenditures, $541,930,783 ; surplus,
This is the record of the Gorman law
up to date compared with that object of
Democratic denunciation, the McKinley
law, in a corresponding period of its
history. Put into two lines the history
of the two laws in their first 19 months
is as follows :
McKinley law, first 19 months, sur
Gorman law, first 19 months, defi
The deficiency of the Gorman law in
the first two years will probably be in
round numbers $100,000, 000. When tho
heavy payments of June, July and Au
gust come along, they will bring the
total deficiency up to nearly or quite a
round $100,000,000 by the end of the
second year of the new law's work.
There have been but 3 months in the
19 in which the law has been in opera
tion in which it did not create a de
ficiency, and tho prospect is not cheering
for anything better. It seems impossible
for the new law to reach more than
about $26,000,000 or $27,000,000 in its
monthly receipts, thus making the de
ficiency from $3,000,000 to $6,000,000
a month on an average, running up some
months to $9,000,000 or $10,000,000.
The receipts in the month which end
ed March 81 were $26,041,048. This is
$1,302,491 less than the expenditures
for the month.
The Ooraman-WIIsoa Tariff Law la So Fax
The men who denounced tho McKin
ley law as unfriendly to the masses and
destructive to the revenues are finding
a good deal oi difficulty in explaining
the developments of a report just issued
by the treasury department covering the
operations of the new tariff law in de
tail during the year 1895. This makes
it possible to compare its work with
that of the McKinley law in a corre
sponding period. The result is very dis
couraging to the friends of the new
It shows that during the year 1895
the Democratic tariff law, which pro
fenwd to give the people of 'the country
JKU. MM ,(ifMwSlfBM
their goods free from tariff exactions,
actually collected duty on 52 per cent of
the goods which were brought into tho
country, while the McKinley law iu its '
last fiscal year only collected duty on 4 1 j
per cent ox toe goods brought in. In
jother words, under the McKinley law
the people got practically 60 per cent of
their imported goods free of duty, while
under tho Wilson law thoy arc getting
but 48 per cent free of duty.
It is believed by those in the woolen
industry that more than half the woolen
mills of this country will soon be closed.
t Goods already turned out by these mills
cannot find a market Their owners
havo struggled along in the expectation
that congress would give them some re
lief. Now they have given up the un-
I equal fight against the cheap labor of
Europe. They will do no niorft'hnsinpas
to . unm a Kepublican senate and a Re
. . -. . -.
publican president are in Washington.
New York Press.
The Senate to Blaase.
Since the last vote taken ia tho Unit-
j ed States senate upon the Dingley reve
nue bin no effort whatever has been
made to relievo tho condition of the
treasury. Free trade papers immediately
! often been the case. Republican raoera
and Republican senators fell into line
Republican senators fell
with the Democratic idea. Tho iuertia
of United States senators, who are gen
erally supposed to favor a policy of pro
tection for the treasury, as well as for
American labor aud industries, has not
been generally indorsed by the people.
Will Always Get There.
Truth must prevail. Truth has pre
vailed. Thu most remarkable iolitic:il
phenomenon of the day is tho return of
the people of this country to the higldy
protective tariff principle through a per
fect maze of other issues elaborately ar
ranged, not altogether by accident, nor
yet by design, to divert their attention
from it. New York Pre.
Clothes For Farmers and ArtUans.
How far local firms are justified in
producing a showy but half worthless
cloth that will be sold to the American
retail buyers farmers, artisans and tho
like is another matter. The possibility
even a few years ago of manufacturing
U. S MAXKCT
a cloth at Is. Gd. per yard was .scouted,
but today there are makers to be found
able to produce good looking masses of
the poorest shoddy, kept iu form by low
cotton warp, at from Is. 3d. per yard.
Rev. Dias Arrives at Taiupa.
Atlanta, Ga., May 2. A telegram
announcing the safe an ival at Tampa
of the Rev. A. J. Diaz, the Baptist mis
sionary, whose recent arrest and impris
onment by the Spanish authorities at
Havana created an international sensa
tion, was received here this morning.
Rank Failure at Uot Springs.
Hot Springs, May 2. The City Sav
ings bank was forced into the hands of
a receiver by attachments aggregating
$25,000. The failure caused a run on
May Run Harvest Excursions.
Chicago, May 3. All the western
roads have agreed that the Northern
Pacific may run harvest excursions
Clearwatar-de Or Match.
Pittsburg, May 3. The Clearwater
de Oro pool match for the championship
has been set for May 7, 8 and 9.
WHEAT AND CORN EASY.
Oats Were Steady, While Provisions Were
the Strong Feature.
CaiCAOO. May 4. Wheat wad depressed and
easier today, owing to a lack of official sup
port, the absence of foreign demand and fine
weather. July closed easier, at 61u. or yfp
below Saturday. Corn was easy, oats steady
and provisions firmer. Closing prices:
WHEAT July. Glc; September. Uft.
CORJf July. 29?a aiked; September. ).
OATS July, 18?;c asked :September.l9Jj Wd.
PORK July, litfJJi: September ta2J.
RIBS-Julr. $4.221:3: SdDtember. S4.40
Cash quotations were as follows: No. 2 red
wheat, 63c: No. 3. GdG3; No. 2 spring, fio'i
No. 3. 5816 J; corn. a;c.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha. May 4. CATTLE Receipts.
1.300; steady to strong; native .baef steers, 1140
4.10; western steers. 0J!i3.S0; Texas steers.
$2.0093.70; cows and heifers. ti.SOOjaSJ; can
aers, J2.GftS2.50: stockersaud feeders, 12.9U.
S93; calves, t3.0O4.?j; bulls, stags, etc., S2.G0
HOGS Receipts. 1,000; 3110c higher: heavy.
2-J3.3; mixed. a2JQ3.25; light, tt.25tf3.35:
balk of sales, 18.2513.31.
SHEEP Receipts. 5,000; steady: fair to
choice natives. 13.003.50; fair to choice west
eras, t2.80aVJ.40; common to stock sheep. 12.00
3.25; lambs. t3.Sftl4.73.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Hay 4. CATTLE Common to
rime dressed beef and shipping steers. t3.40s)
4.4 1 : cows and heifers. $2.5333.23; bulls. )X2jA
HOG;: There was an active packing de
mand and prices were a strong 10c higher tbsn
on Js-turday, with the bulk or the sales at $3.45
8'.S). The p.-ns were clearel rapidly at $3.10
03.65 for common heavy to rancy light.
SHEEP Were in demand at iaii3.SJ for
feafrior to fancy and lambs were active at
Toesday afternoon. and are correct and reliable
at the time.
" HWl - . .
J $. . . , ..,,.,...
Flour in SuO ll(. Iota
...$ 4 .'.0ft8 00
goiter ." SSiv,
imitators 3T.fi )
FathoKs il",G2 )
Fatcows ri 105210
Fat steers 13 'jSttS 50
Feeders $j S0fe2 73
In district court. Platte county. Nebraska.
Wesley Knox, I'laintitF.
Jaraoa lay, Ellen Fay. Johanna Finton. Uo.
Michael Finton. defendant, will take notice
that on the S3th ihiy or Keiiteinlier, 1j the
above named defendant, Jamen Fay, filed his
croM-petition in the nlxne entitled canst, in the
district court, Platte county, against Johanna
tin ton and James tint on, the object and prater
of which are to foreclose n certain mortgage
executed by the said Johanna Finton and James
Finton upon tho west half of the northwest
onarter. the northeast Quarter of thn nnrihoui
quarter, and the northn-et quarter of the north
east quarter, all in wction thirty, township
twenty, north or range three went in Platte
county, to secure the payment of seven proniii
BOifri.n.11 F1 Jnnary 31f. 1,9. and on
which there is due the sum of fl2Ki.Z0 and in
terest to this date. The cross-petitioner prayn
for a decree that defendants be required to pay
the same, or that said premise! may be sold to
satisfy the amount round due. On the 2th day
or March. l'Srl, the cross-petitioner filed a
motion in said district court suKnestinR the
death or Johanna Finton. and the court made
an order on said date that said action be revived
in the name or the heirs of said decea&ed and
proceed against them unless thyshow sufficient
cause against said revivor.
ion are hereby required to show cause on or I
before the 25th htv of r i- i. ..-, ..-' I
shoahi not be revived against you.
JAMES FAY. I
i 11.IU l
nWnV JZ! IGi
In thnatmty court of Phttto cfl
inwiu avititrot uL'nltratmn
ment onhnuKinlwia for IlnrjMrct
loruiuio inampeicnt perton.
lo Mnrpuctha nlaussbuck or to
oa aro iiereus notiiu-d that a iv.;M
Wed in xnjr AKce br Mrs. Moohiii Ifal
l unshteroTeha,baiil Mancuvtl.t
'hich it ia itlnWwl ti... i.A 1
Sn"? A?.."! .incompetent, I
i rn-lT"" .". -i ww me chai
suit lUtifanun-Ult'IlL sir ur tfanWnka-P ..! l '
tion anil nntM innimii.nL- . f, r
Intetl for her to Kit the chonm
Yon are the?
or her property n(J pct8on.
ka. en tho 8th dif mV iS 7:,,TCTi5f?B-
at rh:eh time roil or .nnL .TE.ii-"P-
kmi ,- k.- ,v. .ry'r "rp nvr m
or wakeanyshowinjiMch may be ,
J y -44'T, m
mines my hiiul andaicial seal in ih-
ErIoa" b"" thU W
In th matter of the estate of Brnnkj
Aotic i hereb'
I" PlCin thnfr l... !
ud lece! will nwt th admiairtr. ?5 of
raid estate, before., me. county jndkVof Platt
county, Nebraska a the count court rWin
aaid county, on the 6th day of JulM&i tn
Jtlnloy of October, lt&i, and on towrtin. ?.-.
J:in.ary. 1W7 at 10 o'clock a Z ch d-t f or
the nnrpoaw of presontin,- theirclainw foTeiani
nation, adjustment and allowance. Six monih
aa allowed for creditor- to present their cUn.
and one jear for the tulmiuistratrU to 2J tS
aid estate, from the 2Sth .lay oT April 1W8
Dated April 2Tth. A. 1). isw. rtpnl' l9K'
J. N. KlLUN.
Sale bills printed at this office.
Chicago Inter Ocean and Columbia
Journal, one year, in advance S2.00. tf
Attention, Farmers !
TTAVINC I'UKCHASKl) A CAU LOAD OV
pareil to furnioh ou a lirsf-chuvi farm or h
fence, lawn and cemetery fence, and ran. JOu
"t "i. - "".'"JW'imana lei me ntcuraon
""' enco ian iuiiy warranted.
riT . . !.iml rehouw aerirt the street ea
or llnghen lumlr jard. and mmiIIi of U.
C. S. EASTON. Aent.
First Natal Bant,
Capital StMk Paid in $100,000.00
crn:E2s aud 1122:1:323 :
A. ANDKICSO.V, 1'res't,
J. II. (SALLKY, Vice Pre-,1!.
O.T. KOKN. Cashier.
JACOB ORKISKN, A. II. MILLKK.
O. AN DEKSON. 1 AN DEKSON.
J. Y. 1IEKNEV.
M. C. CASSIN,
pitoruirroit or thk
Ua Meat Market
Game and Fish in Season.
Hides and Tallow.
prices paid for
THIRTEENTH ST., '"!.
COLUMBUS, - . NEBRASKA.
We Carry Coffins, Caskets and
Metallic Caskets at as low
prices as any one.
HAVE THE BEST HEARSE
IN THE COUNTRV.
FRED. W. HERRICK..
Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
KOR TUK T11KTMSIT OT TUK
Drink Habit .
Also Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
C$l'riTste treatment given if desired
COLUMBUS, - .
W. A. JIcAllisteu.
W. .M. Cornelius
cAIXISTER Jt CORNELIUS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Ii. P. DUFFY.
jurnr & obrien.
Special attention given
Office: Corner Eleventh and North Hta.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over First National Bank.
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